Before You Go to the Bible Study

 

1.      Pray for God’s partnership – 1Co 3:9 For we are laborers together with God: you are God’s husbandry, you are God’s building.

 

2.      Review the topic to be studied – write it in your notebook (see Worksheet, page 2)

a.       What is the Bible’s claim about it?  What are the facts?

b.      Why is it important today?  What difference does it make if you believe?

c.       How does this truth help me in my relationship with Jesus?

d.      Why does this person need to know it?  Is there some practical reason why God wants me/them to know it?

e.       What are implications of this truth for this person?  What changes will they experience if they believe?  What help will they need?

 

3.      Make a plan of what you hope to accomplish.  What do you think God really wants for this person regarding this truth?

 

4.      Write out a few appeal questions to help move the person to action. 

What Bible stories might be helpful?

            Do you see why this is important?

            Have you thought about following this?

            Are you ready to do what God wants you to do?

            Do you feel this is what God wants you to do?

 

At the Bible Study with the Person

 

1.  Summarize the lesson in your own way with a few of the verses from the lesson and add other verses that are meaningful to you.  Assume they are intelligent and studied the lesson.  By review, you can see if they understood the topic.  Ask questions to help them discover the same facts and information that you have discovered.  You are sharing your experience.

 

2.  Ask questions to see what they have learned from God in a personal way and give them a chance to share with you.  God will teach you through them as well as using you to teach them.  They are sharing their experience.

 

3.  Make an Appeal – use questions to appeal to them in the areas of understanding, wanting to follow God, and having a desire strong enough to help them take action and live what they learn.  Use stories, questions, personal experiences, and pray with them about it.  You are helping them take the next step.

Review the topic to be studied – write it in your notebook

 

1.  What is the Bible’s claim about it?  What are the facts?  List several verses to support your claim.

 

 

 

 

 

2.  Why is it important today?  What difference does it make if you believe?

 

 

 

 

3.  How does this truth help me in my relationship with Jesus?

 

 

 

 

4.  Why does ____________ need to know it?  Is there some practical reason why God wants me/them to know it?

 

 

 

 

5.  What are implications of this truth for ____________?  What changes will they experience if they believe?  What help will they need?

 

 

 

 

6.  What do you think God really wants for ____________ regarding this truth?

 

 

 

 

 

7.  What appeal do you think would help ____________?

 


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